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Where to See Santa in Northeast Ohio

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Where to See Santa in Northeast Ohio
(courtesy of S. Claus)

Santa is spending a lot of his busy pre-Christmas schedule making appearances in Northeast Ohio. Find out where to see Santa near you. (updated for 2013)

  • November 16 - December 24 - Visits with Santa - Santa's Sleigh, just outside of JC Penney, Westfield Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted; hours vary.
     
  • November 21 - Breakfast with Santa - breakfast buffet and a chance to visit with Santa; 830am; John S. Knight Center, Akron; call 330 374-8900 for tickets and information.
     
  • November 22 - Ashtabula's Holiday Parade - Main Street, 6pm
     
  • November 22 - Akron's "Welcome Santa" Parade - 11am; Main Street, Akron; Free
     
  • November 30/December 1 -Santa on the Train - Take an hour's train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus in enclosed, heated cars; Family Train Rides, Jefferson Ohio; 11am, 1pm, 3pm; $15; call 440 576-6346 for reservations and information.
     
  • November 30 - Winterfest - Cleveland's annual lighting festivities at Public Square; Santa is expected to make an appearance; free
     
  • November 29 - December 22 (weekends) - Free Pictures with Santa - Holly Hall (aka Township Hall), 83 North Main St., Chagrin Falls; 1pm - 4pm
     
  • December 7/8 -Santa on the Train - Take an hour's train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus in enclosed, heated cars; Family Train Rides, Jefferson Ohio; 11am, 1pm, 3pm on Saturday, 1pm and 3pm on Sunday; $15; call 440 576-6346 for reservations and information.
     
  • December 7 - Grand River Cellars Winery, Madison - Lunch with Santa; 11am - 1pm; call 440 298-9838 for reservations and information. Cost: $5- $9
     
  • December 7, 8 - Breakfast with Santa - Cleveland Botanical Garden, University Circle; 11am - 1pm; call 216 721-1600 for reservations.
     
  • December 14 - Hard Rock Cafe - Breakfast with Santa; 230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland; 216 830-7625; 9am; $14.95
     
  • December 14/15 -Santa on the Train - Take an hour's train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus in enclosed, heated cars; Family Train Rides, Jefferson Ohio; 11am, 1pm, 3pm on Saturday, 1pm and 3pm on Sunday; $15; call 440 576-6346 for reservations and information.
     
  • December 14 - Mapleside Farms - Breakfast with Santa; 294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick; $14 per person; includes buffet breakfast, beverage, balloon and gift from Santa for children; call 330 225-5576 for reservations.
     
  • December 21 - Hard Rock Cafe - Breakfast with Santa; 230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland; 216 830-7625; 9am; $14.95
     
  • December 14,21 - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Breakfast with Santa and the winter zoo animals; 8am - 930am ; $22.95 adults, $18.50 ages 3-11 (children 2 and under are free); call 216 398-5750 for reservations; includes zoo admission.
     
  • December 8 - Breakfast with Santa - Lodge at Geneva State Park, 4888 N Broadway, Geneva-on-the-Lake; 1030am - 130pm; call 440 466-7100
     
  • December 8 - Akron Zoo - Snack with Santa; 9am - 11am; kids enjoy games, feeding the penguins, pictures with Santa, and elves painting their faces; Adults $20, kids 13 and under $27; includes zoo admission; call 330 375-2550 for reservations.
     
  • December 21 - Mapleside Farms - Breakfast with Santa; 294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick; $14 per person; includes buffet breakfast, beverage, balloon and gift from Santa for children; 8am, 9am, 10am; call 330 225-5576 for reservations
     
  • December 14/15 - Akron Zoo - Snack with Santa; 9am - 11am; kids enjoy games, feeding the penguins, pictures with Santa, and elves painting their faces; Adults $20, kids 13 and under $27; includes zoo admission; call 330 375-2550 for reservations.
     
  • December 21/22 - Akron Zoo - Snack with Santa; 9am - 11am; kids enjoy games, feeding the penguins, pictures with Santa, and elves painting their faces; Adults $20, kids 13 and under $27; includes zoo admission; call 330 375-2550 for reservations.
(Last updated 12-1-13)
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